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Clinical Training in Infectious Diseases

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center: Clinical Training for Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at UCLA.Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center is a large tertiary care hospital and an adjacent ambulatory complex, and is located on the UCLA Westwood campus in proximity the entire biomedical and basic science university community. This complex serves as a major referral center for the southern California region, and has full complement of surgical and medical subspecialties, including one of the leading solid organ transplantation programs in the world.  UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica is a 266-bed hospital that includes the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, Solid Oncology, Family Medicine, and Geriatrics services in addition to general medical and surgical services.

All fellows complete the bulk of their clinical training during the first 12 months based at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, including training on inpatient consultation services and outpatient clinics. Core inpatient rotations include the general (26 weeks) and solid organ transplant ID services (6 weeks), which provide a broad clinical exposure.  Ambulatory clinic training during this first year consists of general ID continuity clinic. During the first year, all fellows also rotate through the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory (2 weeks), Hospital Epidemiology program (2 weeks). During the second year of training, fellows will attend continuity HIV clinic (1/2 day per week). All ID fellows also attend and participate actively in weekly clinical lectures, ID Grand Rounds, and clinical case conference.